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Old Coins (20160012)
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Snow on the Beacons, 2014
Snow on the Beacons, 2014 (20140579)
February 2014 on the beacons. (Anne Jenkins)
This is how they put them up
This is how they put them up (20140566)
The Red Phone Box (Alun)
Description of the Institute
Description of the Institute (2013289)
A description of Aberaman Institute (Aberdare Leader - 19 June 1909)
The Old Days
The Old Days (2013285)
Old Aberdare – the old days (Aberdare Leader - 2 August 1913)
New lamps for old!
New lamps for old! (2013284)
Victoria Square bête noire – 1962 As part of the Civic Trust Scheme to improve the town centre (1962), new street lamps were installed and put up in March and April of that year; the old lamp (on the right) as not yet been removed. The ‘Echo’ bill-stand at the foot of the lamp-post was one of the town’s enduring images of the 1960s. This was the pitch of Malcolm Howells, an ex-pupil from Mardy School, and the inveterate vendor on this spot for years - regardless of the weather. Mr Howells eventually became the proprietor of the Copper Kettle. (photo: RCT Libraries; blurb: Gerald Richards)
The old footpath
The old footpath (2013283)
The old footpath – from Cwmbach to Aberaman (Gerald Richards)
Two men and their dog
Two men and their dog (2013281)
Two men and their dog . . . An early morning walk along the Cwmaman line. (RCT Libraries - no date)
The Plough Pit Explosion
The Plough Pit Explosion (2013280)
The Plough Pit Explosion, 1869 (Cardiff Times - 12 June 1869)
Festival of Britain
Festival of Britain (2013279)
The Festival of Britain was held as a centennial of the Great Exhibition of 1851, and doubled up as a feel-good celebration following the trauma of the end of the war six years earlier. Every town and village celebrated it in one way or another. Rhondda, for example, ran a Music Week at the beginning of June, and street parties and carnivals flourished everywhere. This photograph of Clara Street, Ton Pentre, is a great example. (Photo: RCT Libraries; blurb - Gerald Richards)
Plough Pit winding-house
Plough Pit winding-house (2013276)
The old winding-house of the Plough Pit (Gerald Richards)
HAYFIELD BANS
HAYFIELD BANS (2013271)
The Hayfield notice: no playing golf, riding a motorbike, or trotting, cantering or galloping your pony on the turf. In other words: Don't tee-up, rev up, or gee up! (Gerald Richards) (Gerald Richards)
Preparing the table
Preparing the table (2013260)
Preparing the table - the beautifully terraced allotments of Valley View (Gerald Richards) (Gerald Richards)
The other side of the Lodge
The other side of the Lodge (2013246)
The other side of the Lodge – across the line (now the A4059) Ynysllwyd Farm (Gerald Richards)
Cricket at Aberaman Park
Cricket at Aberaman Park (2013242)
Graham John’s 11 vs Cardiff Internationals c.1960 You can just make out the stand (to the left of the bridge). (RCT Libraries)
Market Day - Merthyr
Market Day - Merthyr (2013239)
MARKET DAY Merthyr Tydfil Market Day - 2009 (Gerald Richards)
Market Day - Pontypridd
Market Day - Pontypridd (2013238)
MARKET DAY Pontypridd – no date – probably mid 50’s-60s. (RCT Libraries)
Now the day is over . . .
Now the day is over . . . (2013236)
Now the day is over . . . Market Street, Pontypridd - c1910 Moonlight and gaslight - beautifully atmospheric, like a Kincaid Christmas card. (photo: RCT Libraries; bvurb - Gerald Richards)
FREE RANGE!
FREE RANGE! (2013231)
FREE RANGE! Why did the chicken cross the road? To get out of the way of the traffic! This old photo of Bute Street, Aberdare (taken circa 1880s), shows the top end of the street towards the Marquis, bisected by Cross Street - St Elvan’s in the distance. (photo: RCT Libraries; blurb: Gerald Richards)
How green was my valley?
How green was my valley? (2013225)
How green was my valley? Yesterday – all the shades of a carboniferous spectrum, from black to grey . . . Aberdare Valley, from Robertstown Bridge – 1955. (Gerald Richards)
Out of the mist of the morning dew . . .
Out of the mist of the morning dew . . . (2013221)
Out of the mist of the morning dew . . . Walking, trotting and wheeling on the old line. . . (photo: RCT Libraries; blurb: Gerald Richards)
White bridge, black bridge . . .
White bridge, black bridge . . . (2013219)
White bridge, black bridge . . . The ‘white bridge’ winds away on the right; the ‘black bridge’ can be seen (shadowed amongst the trees just in front of Forge View) spanning the old railway line. Bell Place, bottom centre and just in front of the colliery showers (where Farrell’s is now). Double-barrelled gasworks top right. (early 1970s) (photo: Mr. M. Hughes; blurb: Gerald Richards)
West of the River Cynon
West of the River Cynon (2013216)
West of the River Cynon - Aberaman side of the Ynys. Meadow Pit (also known as Ynys Pit) was located nearby. St Elvan’s in the distance. (Gerald Richards)
Where sheep may safely graze -
Where sheep may safely graze - (2013215)
Where sheep may safely graze – On the meadow as it rolls and dips to Nant Gwawr and old Tanyard Place . . . Before the Fairways . . . before Hillcrest and Hillbrook . . . (photo: RCT Libraries; blurb: Gerald Richards)
Tip above Tyce
Tip above Tyce (2013213)
TIP ABOVE TYCE This photo was taken from above Cwmaman during the coal recovery programme in May 1970. The large tip hovering above Ty Cement can be seen in the background; above it, on the slope of the mountain to the right, the treetops of one of the ‘clumps’ fans the sky. (photo: RCT Libraries; blurb: Gerald Richards)
Hay Harvest, Ynysllwyd Farm
Hay Harvest, Ynysllwyd Farm (2013209)
Hay harvest at Ynysllwyd Farm – c1960s. (photo: courtesy RCT Libraries)
Meanwhile, just over the mountain
Meanwhile, just over the mountain (2013207)
January 1982 – meanwhile, just over the mountain: Ystrad Road, Bridgend Square, in Pentre (RCT Libraries)
Just walking in the snow!
Just walking in the snow! (2013206)
Just walking in the snow! This delightful photo of Cardiff Road was sent by Alun. There is no date, but the procession of people suggests that they had given up all hope of getting a bus from town and decided to walk home. The little dog in the foreground is either party leader, or a pit-stop marker for Temple Bar (immediately on the left, and just outside the image). The seasonal Oxo ad in the background sums it all up. (Alun)
The gulley today
The gulley today (2013200)
The gulley today, running alongside the Health Centre, Aberdare. (Gerald Richards)
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